Right to Know Requests

Overview

The Pennsylvania STEAM Academy believes in a philosophy of transparent operations. Ensuring open and honest government is a bedrock principle of democracy. In keeping with this philosophy, the district recognizes the importance of access to public records. The public has the right to inspect and to procure copies of such records (with certain, legally defined exceptions) subject to Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law, a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of governmental bodies.

A revised Right to Know or Open Records Law (Act 3 of 2008) took effect on January 1, 2009. This law presumes that all documents of all governmental bodies will be presumed to be open to the public unless the agency holding them can prove otherwise.

PA Steam Academy is posting the following information as a service to its constituents and in compliance with Section 504 of the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law.

Board Policy

The Board of School Directors has established a policy, which outlines and defines the processes to be followed pertaining to inquiries in conjunctions with Pennsylvania’s Right to Know legislation.

Filing a request

To assist citizens seeking records, a standard request Right to Know Request has been developed by the district. Requests for records must be submitted to:

Emily Town
Open Records Officer
The Pennsylvania STEAM Academy
1500 North 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Email: [email protected]

Standard Right-to-Know Law Request Form

Fees

Section 1307 of the Right-To-Know law requires agencies to establish a fee structure related to request fulfillment.

Fees for Public Record Request 

Additional Information

Additional information can be found on the Right to Know Law by contacting the State Open Records Department as follows:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Plaza Level
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
717 346-9903

Email: [email protected]